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Creamy Thyme Chicken and Mushrooms
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5 from 2 votes

Creamy Thyme Chicken and Mushrooms

This delicious creamy dish is perfect for a celebration (or any night you want a delicious dinner!).  It's fast to cook and so elegant on the plate.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken and Mushrooms, Creamy thyme chicken and mushrooms
Servings: 4
Calories: 280kcal
Author: Loaves and Dishes

Ingredients

  • 2 large or 4 small chicken breasts
  • 3 tbs vegetable oil
  • 2 tbs unsalted butter
  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp pepper
  • 2 more Tbs vegetable oil
  • 2 cups baby bella mushrooms sliced thick (about 3-4 slices per mushroom)
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 6 springs fresh thyme - leaves removed
  • 1 cup pino grigo
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • ½ tsp salt or to taste
  • ¼ tsp pepper or to taste

Instructions

  • Cut chicken into uniform serving size pieces (2-3 per breast) and salt and pepper each piece liberally and allow to sit for 5 minutes.
  • Heat the vegetable oil and butter in heavy large skillet over medium heat.
  • In a medium bowl, mix the salt and pepper in the all purpose flour and then dip the chicken in the flour - pat the flour into the chicken breast pieces and then sear the chicken in the hot oil until each side is golden colored. Remove from the pan and set on a plate until all of the chicken is browned on both sides.
  • Add the extra vegetable oil to hot skillet. Saute mushrooms and garlic until mushrooms begin to brown.
  • Add white wine to skillet all at once, it will probably make a noise and some steam. Make sure to scrap up any brown bits on the pan - these add FLAVOR! Add thyme to mushroom/wine mixture in pan.
  • Add the chicken back to the pan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes until the chicken is cooked through and juices run clear.
  • Remove chicken from pan. Add the cream and heat through. Add the parmesan cheese.
  • Cook, stirring constantly over low heat until cheese melts. Continue cooking until sauce is reduced by about ½.
  • Garnish with sprigs of fresh thyme.

Notes

If you are opposed to using wine in your cooking, substitute chicken stock instead. 
Serve this over rice or flat noodles and spoon the gravy over the top.  Delicious!

Nutrition

Calories: 280kcal